FTC Approves Changes to Energy Guide Labels for Appliances to Reflect New Tests for Measuring Energy Costs

The Federal Trade Commission has approved new EnergyGuide labels for refrigerators and clothes washers, and updated comparative energy consumption information on labels for other appliances, to help consumers compare products in light of new Department of Energy (DOE) tests for measuring energy costs. Under the Energy Labeling Rule, manufacturers must attach yellow EnergyGuide labels to certain products, […]

FTC Fines Online Retailers for Failing to Post EnergyGuide Information for Appliances

Three online retailers have agreed to pay more than $400,000 in total penalties to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that they failed to post EnergyGuide information on their websites to inform consumers about the energy use of major home appliances they sell. The agency also notified two other online sellers that it will seek a […]

Coming in 2011: New Labels for Light Bulb Packaging

Starting in mid-2011, the Federal Trade Commission announced today, consumers shopping for light bulbs will notice new labeling on packaging designed to help them choose among the different types of bulbs on the market – traditional incandescent bulbs, and newer high-efficiency compact fluorescent (CFL) and light-emitting diode (LED) bulbs. The new labels will enable consumers […]